About this Episode:

A conversation with Dr. Susan Branco on counselors’ experience of client-initiated microaggressions, ways to respond, and the need for greater ethical discernment and reflection in complex situations.

About Susan:

Dr. Branco is a licensed professional counselor in Virginia and Maryland. She is an approved supervisor in Maryland, Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). Dr. Branco earned her BA in Human Services and MA in Rehabilitation Counseling from the George Washington University. She earned a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Virginia Tech. For thirteen years she maintained an independent clinical practice specializing in working with adults, children, and families connected to adoption and foster care. In addition, she has professional experience working in community mental health, pre natal care clinics, and with immigrant populations. She utilizes attachment theory, family systems, and trauma informed approaches in her clinical practice. Currently, Dr. Branco is an Assistant Professor and Department Chair for Counselor Education Programs at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Branco has presented at local and national counseling and adoption related conferences. Her research interests examine how school and clinical mental health counselors work with persons adopted transracially and clinical supervision practices with counselors of Color. In addition, she has several peer-reviewed publications related to her research. She is a 2014 National Board of Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Fellow and recently chaired the Minority Fellowship Program Advisory Council. Dr. Branco is a member of the American Counseling Association and a division member of both the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She is also a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Counseling Associations.

You can email Susan at dr.susanbranco@gmail.com

Susan’s faculty page at The Chicago School – https://www.thechicagoschool.edu/faculty-finder/byname/Susan_Branco/

Links and References:

The APA Citation for this Episode:

Shook, M. (Producer). (2018, November 20). Microaggressions from the Couch: Addressing Client-Initiated Microaggressions in Session with Susan Branco [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://wp.me/p7R6fn-tJ.

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